CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

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  1. rayl
    Pretty sure RG59 is 75 ohms.

    RG6, the other 75 ohm cable sometimes used for S/PDIF, is a thicker version with greater bandwidth. Usually used for SDI video at higher resolutions (like 12G) or over longer distances.... tends to be less used for audio as it's a lot stiffer, but I know that BlueJeans, for example, defaults to an RG6 cable unless you request otherwise.
     
  2. Jawed
    RG59 is 75 ohm. Sorry, I was trying to agree with you and wrote the wrong thing.
     
  3. Rob Watts
    Unused BNC inputs are perfectly fine; left floating the OP from the SPDIF interface receiver is fixed at zero, so noise on the unused BNC inputs will not affect Dave.
     
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  4. ZappaMan
    Hi, would there be anyone in Belfast or even Ireland with a DAVE, Hugo2 or Blu2, that would be as kind as to let to have a listen at your home?

    I’m really excited about the prospect of owning a Dave, but trying to ground myself by thinking I should hear it first!
     
  5. etnt
    If you can own a Dave, just go ahead and get it. Then plan for the Blu Mk2 after.
     
  6. ZappaMan
    That’s likely the way this will roll! I’ve had a mojo for a month and it’s quite the gateway drug.
     
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  8. chordguy
    Zappaman ........ Jim Moore of Moore's Hi Fi, Newtownards will be very happy to help you.
    He's the only Chord electronics dealer in the whole of Ireland, been a Chord dealer for many years and a top guy.
    He has both the Chord Dave and Blu II transport in stock and he has a pair of Chord Sarum T bnc cables too so you should be able to hear the combination at it's best.
    Give him a ring and arrange an appointment and he'll have everything set up and warmed up, ready for you to listen to.

    Oh, and by the way bring your cheque book
     
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  9. ZappaMan
    You just made my day!
     
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  11. jacc
    Great review Ray. Very useful for those who want to drive to the max level of bludave
     
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  13. onlychild
    +1
     
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  14. penguin140369
    Hi all

    New Dave owner here, in black (that's the Dave, not me - I have no reason to mourn its arrival!). I'm about 20 hours in on it, I was just wondering whether Rob/Chord have specified a specific number of burn-in hours for the Dave?

    Also, if anyone is running the Dave with unbalanced cables into valve monos then I would appreciate any cable recommendations. I've just acquired a second hand pair of Quad II 80's and there is no balanced input, and the only good quality RCA's I own are Audioquest Victorias, which are like conjoined twins and thus not so useful with separate monobloc amps! I currently don't have the opportunity to demo cables, which is why I am asking. Thanks in advance.

    As a side note, I am getting excellent results from an iPhone Tidal wifi stream into a Neet Airstream device, connected to the Dave by toslink. At 24 quid, this device is I imagine among the cheaper front ends that get used with a Dave!

    Cheers
    penguin140369
     
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